What aromas trigger memories you enjoy ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by arleigh, Jan 10, 2019.


  1. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I have lots of memories in my life time that are triggered by aromas of specific things unique to that time. Certain kinds of wood burning ,bring me back to camping with dad and certain trips we've taken.
    the smell of a particular cigar takes me back to when I was 4 -5 years old in a public park picnic at nigh amongst a bunch of strangers . I wasn't afraid it was just an adventure for me .
    The smell of a truck stop reminds me of hitch hiking across country when I was 18 , off to see the world. the smell of fresh cut pine boards takes me back to dads cabinet shop behind the garage .saw dust every where.
    Some times a woman will pass by wearing sent my wife use to use when we met , ahh the memories.
     
  2. Fresh sawed lumber, first job. Onions and celery frying, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Animal smells (farm kids know what I'm thinking of) growing up.
     
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Christmas cookies in the oven.
     
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  4. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    Pipe Tobacco instantly take me to my Grandfather
     
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  5. Wildbilly

    Wildbilly Monkey

    Honeysuckle on a summer evening, a hay field or barn, plowed earth, cotton defoliant in the fall, warm just picked cotton, my Mother's cooking, coffee brewing, BBQ, the smell of rain coming and wood smoke. I bet you can tell that I was raised on a farm in Alabama.
     
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  6. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    A certain Liz Claiborne perfume...;) Last I heard from that girl she was in Ireland. We were completely incompatible as a couple, but were great friends. The smell of a Zippo lighter on a cool morning. Reminds me of Dad. Pipe tobacco drifting on the wind was always how I knew my Uncle Gene had come to visit. I usually caught the smell of it as soon as I got off the bus, a quarter mile away. Coal and wood smoke always makes me think of steam thresher meets, and antique engine shows. Race gas fumes always brings bitter-sweet memories of my days autocrossing and land-speed racing. CLP brings visions of machineguns laid out all over tables for cleaning. :) There are so many more. I'll have to start a list somewhere.
     
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  7. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Hoppes #9...spent gunpowder...fresh cut grass...green lumber...the smell of pending rain on a summer's day
     
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  8. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I can tell you smells that bring back bad memories.... only good ones are baby powder, Chanel 10...
     
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  9. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Cedar key mud at low tide


    No wet wool makes my PTSD off the charts
     
  10. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    Napalm in the morning...
     
  11. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready! Site Supporter++

    Dry and fresh hay, jeternice sausage, sour mud, cowshit, stale beer, Hoppe's, hydraulic fluid, mimeograph paper, woodsmoke, animal guts, grandma's baby powder and perms, Dad's Old spice, fuel smells, burning rubber, and welding galvanized metal from my childhood years.

    Jet exhaust, fear sweat, burned pork, MRE bags, burned ball powder, trains, and omelettes from the military.

    As a grown up: The smells of women. I'll always be partial to White Diamonds from a special time. Chemical smells, tears, uncontrollable fermentation, diapers, the sea, tortured metal, Kroil, and oddly.... diapers again in my grandpa time.
     
  12. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    The aroma of Da Skunk takes me back when I finally mastered catching them without getting sprayed. Hey a kid has a lot of worthwhile uses for a skunk.......... Like putting one in the principles office desk drawer......... or in a cop car .......... and any number of other strategic places to achieve proper revenge.
     
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  13. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I always liked a Judges Chambers, the night before your Court Date....
     
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  14. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    Hoppes, freshly cleaned leather, pipe smoke and a hunka beef on the grill. (But NOT simultaneously.)
     
  15. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    A cold diesel at startup.
     
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  16. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Those are some really good aromas , a few I'm not familiar with .
     
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  17. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Trust me on this, you WANT to remain unfamiliar with elephant phartes.
     
  18. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    The smell of mesquite coals smoking in the BBQ. If cold beer had a specific scent.......
     
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  19. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Sometimes while riding the motorcycle I get a brief sent of smoke for some one's fire place and I almost want to turn around a find the source . Funny thing about these aromas is that the place where the aroma is originated rarely get to enjoy it them self.
     
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  20. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    My sense of smell is about kaput,I attribute this to being in to much methane/Nat gas and H2/S
    Something has to be really strong smelling for my sniffer to work.
     
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